Events & Training

Whether junior designer or design leader, account handler or MD everyone benefits from fresh perspective, knowledge-share, new insights and debate.

Our events and training courses are renowned within the industry for their quality, relevance and proven capability to boost the confidence and performance of individuals and teams.

From lively networking events to skills development workshops, from in-depth business growth programmes to stimulating round-tables, our extensive range of events and training has something to offer every member of your team, across all roles and levels within your business.

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In-house training

Bring our leading design industry specific workshops to your office. If you have a group of 6 or more people you can save on travel costs, time and course fees when our expert trainers come to you.

All of our workshops are available to be delivered in-house and they can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your team and your business. Fees cover all course materials, couriers and tutor fees. You just need to provide the space for the workshop to take place, catering and AV equipment.

Benefits of in-house training:

  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of bringing our highly regarded training courses to you. 
  • Provide a learning experience for your team which is specific to your organisation and to the needs of your business. 
  • Choose from our standard courses listed below, or chat to us about tailoring a course to your needs or creating a bespoke course. 
  • Reduce time out of the office and bring the trainer to your business. 
  • Take advantage of our in-house training discounts to save money. 

Contact us to discuss the options available on 020 7251 9229 or email bookings@dba.org.uk.

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Design and the law


Have a successful career in design and creative businesses by playing by the rules. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

IP and understanding the law


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From management to leadership


Being a leader is different to being a manager – suddenly you're responsible for the direction and success of not only yourself and...

People management and leadership


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Managing people


Need a hand? Achieve results through managing people well, effective delegation and knowing how to set goals and standards. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

People management and leadership


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Lead the team, lead the vision: how leadership styles affect an agency’s chances of being successful


Understand how your leadership style affects your business and how successful it is. A half-day workshop with Allison McSparron-Edwards.

People management and leadership


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How to lead a creative business for innovation and growth


Being a design agency leader and manager is a tough job. Ths workshop will introduce a clear leadership framework that you can follow to keep your agency both creative and commercial.

People management and leadership


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How to create high performing teams


Whether you’re in a critical role in your team, or you’re a team leader, how can you help your team thrive? Attend this workshop to understand what makes a high performing team and how you can make the best impact.

People management and leadership


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Engaging people: management and development skills


Everyone has their own management style. Join this workshop for practical advice on engaging your team to get the best work from them.

People management and leadership


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People management skills


It’s the natural progression of things: knuckle down, do a great job, get promoted, or perhaps even set up your own agency. One day...

People management and leadership


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Developing your people


A design agency's biggest asset? Its people. Time to focus on human resources in Design. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

People management and leadership


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PR and profile raising


Take advantage of all opportunities to extend your reach to potential clients. Understand how to build successful PR campaigns to get your name out there and keep your profile raised.

Marketing and PR


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